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Obama pushes information access in boosting education

Saturday, May 02, 2015 - 01:23

U.S. President Barack Obama discusses his ConnectED initiative to boost information access for low-income students across the country. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) U.S. President Barack Obama announced this week in Washington, D.C., a new education initiative designed to provide more than $250 million in free e-Books for low-income students. He made the announcement at the DC Public Library in Anacostia, where he also filmed his weekly address. "It's all part of our ConnectED initiative to connect 99% of America's students to high-speed Internet. Because no matter who you are, where you live, or how much money you've got, you should be able to access the world's knowledge and information just like anyone else," Obama said. Obama added that the initiative is part of ensuring the success of everyone and that that success begins with a strong education.

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Obama pushes information access in boosting education

Saturday, May 02, 2015 - 01:23